Nayma Haque and Tamanna-E-Lutfy on Wednesday got their names recorded in the history of Bangladesh when they were commissioned as combat pilots at BAF Base Bir Shreshta Matiur Rahman in Jessore. The two female officers of Bangladesh Air Force are first to do so. Nayma Haque is the Flight Lieutenant and Tamanna-E-Lutfy is the Flying Officer of BAF.
An officer of BAF said, "This is a milestone and a historic moment, not only for the BAF but also for the country itself." "I hope it will encourage the youth community of the country. Earlier, we have seen many Bangladeshi female civil aviation pilots, but they are the maiden Bangladeshi female combat pilots who got commissioned," he added.
Nayma and Tamanna received their combat pilot badges around 1:35pm from Air Commodore Sayed Hossain, air officer commanding of the BAF base, after a solo flying session of Bell 206, a utility and training helicopter, in Jessore BAF airbase.
Both the pilots had to take a rigid, six-month training before receiving their pilot badges.